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2K Games have announced the final cover athlete for NBA 2K21 and it is none other than the Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s lifetime achievement of basketball excellence is celebrated in the Mamba Forever Edition, and you can check out the chilling tribute video below:

For NBA 2K21, Legend Edition is replaced by the Mamba Forever Edition, celebrating Kobe Bryant’s lifelong pursuit of victory and legacy in the sport of basketball. For many fans, Kobe’s achievements on the court and love for the game had tremendous impact around the world and his list of awards and accolades is intensive: five-time NBA champion, 18-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, 2008 NBA MVP, 11-time All-NBA First Team, 9-time NBA All-Defensive First Team, two-time NBA Scoring Champion, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, the all-time leading scorer for the Los Angeles Lakers and much more.

Kobe was the cover athlete for NBA 2K10, the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17 and is immortalized in the NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition with unique custom covers for both current generation and next-generation versions of the game that honor the span of his career, from his days wearing No. 8 and scoring 81 points to scoring 60 points wearing No. 24 the night of his final NBA game.

NBA 2K21 will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020. NBA 2K21 will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title this holiday.

2K games have unveiled the full roster of cover athletes for NBA 2K21 and with it, various details like pre-order and special edition specs.

For the current generation platforms, NBA 2K21 will be available on September 4, 2020 and will be available for pre-order from local retailers soon. Damian Lillard will take the spotlight for the standard edition while Kobe Bryant and his #8 jersey graces the cover for the special Mamba Forever edition.

The standard edition will set you back for PHP3,190 while the Mamba Forever edition will retail for PHP5,390.

NBA 2K21 will also be available for the next generation consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as a launch title this holiday. Zion Williamson will take flight on the standard version and Kobe Bryant, donning his #24 jersey, takes it home for the Mamba Forever edition.

The standard edition will cost PHP3,690 and the Mamba Forever Edition will go for PHP5,390. Notice that the next gen prices are around $10, or PHP500, higher. Could this be a sign of pricing for next gen titles?

NBA 2K21 will feature MyTEAM Cross-Progression and a Shared VC Wallet within the same console family (PS4 to PS5, Xbox One to Xbox Series X) and to sweeten the deal, purchasing the Mamba Forever Edition, whether for the current or next generation consoles, will provide you with a copy of the standard edition on the other generation at no additional cost.

2K Games will be releasing more announcements like a first look at gameplay as well as details on features for the game soon.

NBA 2K21 will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020. NBA 2K21 will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title this holiday.

The announcement of the next Resident Evil game was a very welcome surprise, as we got to see a scarier and more action oriented take on the series. We don’t know much about it, but some details have been spilled by Capcom themselves.

In a recent interview with Famitsu (translated by Alex Aniel), Resident Evil: Village producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Pete Fabiano shared quite a number of details about the upcoming game, including some story bits and how Village is connected to Resident Evil 7.

First off, Village has been in development for the past 3.5 years and will serve as a direct sequel to the events of RE7 and at the same time, conclude the story of the previous game. If you’ve played RE7, you know that at some point, there is a branch off in the story. The producers of the game did not mention specifically which storyline is followed, but gave a hint that you may see it from the Village trailer.

Resident Evil Village also is confirmed to be set somewhere in Europe, and as the title suggests, the producers give a cryptic statement about how the “Village” is another protagonist in the game.

With Village being a direct sequel from RE7, expect the same first person view but the producers have made it clear that the system has greatly evolved, so we can expect some changes and better implementation. Along with the first person point of view, inventory management and puzzles are also making a return.

Lastly, its been confirmed that Village will be exclusive to next generation consoles, for both PS5 and Series X, pointing to a more immersive experience due to the audio visual upgrade and the near removal of loading times.

Village is around 60% development complete and more details will be given in another update come August.

Resident Evil: Village is scheduled for a 2021 release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Sony just announced PlayStation Indies, an initiative lead by Shuhei Yoshida in an effort to showcase more Indie Games for the PlayStation 4 and 5.

In case you missed the reveals, here are the first 9 games announced for the program.

Maquette (Graceful Decay and Annapurna Interactive)

“MAQUETTE is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Coming soon to PS5 and PS4.”

Worms Rumble (Team 17)

“Team17 presents Worms Rumble, the brand-new instalment in the long-running Worms franchise! Introducing a real time, arena-based, 32 player, cross-platform extravaganza that puts a new spin on your favourite warmongering invertebrates! Coming late 2020 to PS4 and PS5. Are you ready to Rumble?”

Haven (The Game Bakers)

“Share the journey of two lovers, escaped to a lost planet in a desperate attempt to stay together. Play as Yu and Kay, gliding over the grassland of a shattered planet, unraveling its mysteries to find a way to settle for good.”

Carto (Sunhead Games and Humble Games)

“Carto is a chill adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-shifting puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of new friends, and guide Carto on her journey home.”

Heavenly Bodies (2Pt. Interactive)

“Discover the ever-changing nuances of weightless motion in Heavenly Bodies – coming to PS4 in 2021. Wrangle the hands and arms of a courageous cosmonaut and push, pull and twist your way through a precarious range of physically simulated stellar scenarios where, without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure and nothing is simple.”

Creaks (Amanita Design)

“From the creators of indie classics Machinarium and Samorost comes Creaks, a new puzzle adventure game that delights the senses with its hand-painted visuals, precise animation, eerie sounds, and an eclectic original score from Hidden Orchestra. Proceed at your own pace at figuring”

F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch (TI Games)

“F.I.S.T.:Forged In Shadow Torch, a PlayStation China Hero Project selected game. Take a glimpse of the original story and the arcade-style combat in an interconnected Metroidvania game map combining oriental city view and gorgeous dieselpunk aesthetics. Presenting an excellent visual performance to bring the old-school genre to a new level.”

Recompile (Phigames)

“Infiltrate Recompile’s stunning digital world in this exploration-based hacking platformer, coming to PS5. Explore, fight and hack your way through a virtual landscape that’ll react to your actions as you try to escape deletion.”

Where The Heart Is (Armature Studio)

“Where the Heart Is. A narrative adventure game about family. Finding home… can take a lifetime.”

Game overviews taken from respective Youtube trailers.

AAA’s or high profile and big budget games are not the only way to go. Sometimes, phenomenal indies can steal the spotlight and pull the rug from underneath everyone else. Sony is taking steps to ensure that these hidden gems are well represented.

Shuhei Yoshida, Head of PlayStation Indies SIE, took to the PlayStation Blog to announce the ‘PlayStation Indies‘ Initiative, which aims to cast the spotlight and showcase ‘the best indie games being published on PlayStation and the entire indie community as a whole.’

You can read an excerpt of the announcement below:

The indie community is increasingly important for the future of the video game industry, as AAA game development has grown so financially demanding that big companies are finding it harder to take risks to invest in new concepts that may or may not work. We trust indie developers with strong vision will continue to bring ideas that have never been tried before, creating whole new genres of games and advancing the art and meaning of video games. PlayStation has always embraced games with completely new concepts, like PaRappa the Rapper, Katamari Damacy, LittleBigPlanet, and Journey, and we look forward to seeing what surprising new ideas will come next!

More details about the initiative will be announced soon, but players will be able to enjoy some of the fantastic titles out there as a new indie game will be joining the PS Now roster of games every month, with Hello Neighbor kicking it off this July.

Along with this announcement, 9 indie titles will be revealed today and will make their way to both the PlayStation 4 and 5.

2K Games have revealed the second of three cover athletes for NBA 2K21 and it is none other than the 2019 #1 Overall Pick, consensus 2019 National College Player of the Year, Zion Williamson.

Williamson is set to lead the cover for the game that will debut when the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X launch in the Holiday of 2020.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

“Being on the cover of NBA 2K has been a dream since I was a kid and to be the first NBA 2K21 cover athlete for the next-generation of gaming is really special,” said Zion Williamson. “Since the day I joined Team 2K, I’ve wanted to make an impact on basketball culture both on and off the court, and being the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles lets me do that. I can’t wait to be part of this global phenomenon and hoop with all the ballers out there on NBA 2K21.”

“For the cover of the next-generation version of NBA 2K21, we wanted to find someone who could represent the next-generation of NBA superstar,” stated Alfie Brody, VP of Marketing at NBA 2K. “Zion is one of the few young players who has met the hype and can be considered a standard bearer for the next generation. We’re thrilled that he is representing the 2K21.” 

NBA 2K and Zion’s partnership also extends off the court. 2K Foundations, 2K’s program to support underserved communities by revitalizing basketball courts and community centers across the nation, will work directly with Zion to renovate a site in New Orleans for the local community.

NBA 2K21 is scheduled to launch on for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions to follow.

Pre-orders go live on July 2, the same day that the third and final cover athlete will be revealed.

The long rumored Harry Potter game has now gotten some form of “legitimate” backing, as per reports by Jason Schreier on Bloomberg.

Based on the report, the Harry Potter game is planned for a late 2021 release across multiple platforms which includes the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and is being described as a “game that will let players role-play as wizards and roam a vast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas.”

These details come from two people who are currently working on the project, according to Schreier. The game is currently in development at Avalanche Software, a WB owned studio whose recent works include titles like Disney Infinity and Cars 2.

According to further statements, despite the challenges that the title has been facing like its association to JK Rowling or event the looming rumors of a WB games sale, the game is still on schedule for release next year.

With E3 out of the picture, WB Games is still looking to announce the new Batman game in August during the DC FanDome event alongside a possible Suicide Squad reveal, with the Harry Potter title being announced much later.

In a previous report, it was said that Cyberpunk 2077’s character customization options were gonna be crazy, pointing to the fact that you can customize genitalia. Certain outfits have gotten to play a version of the game, coinciding with the release of the first Night City Wire episode, and it seems that the customization options are much more detailed than first imagined.

Via a tweet from Nibel (Information from Kotaku AU), there are a lot of options to choose from but what will catch your eye is that there are multiple options for Pubic hair. Yep, you have 2 dick types, 1 vagina, various dick size options, AND 5. Types. Of. Pubic. Hairs.

It could be argued that since the game is in first person, these customization options won’t be too valuable, but CDPR are all about choice and surely with these options in the game, You’ll be able to create your own version of V and one that you can truly call your own.

I mean, who knew there was even 5 types to begin with? I certainly didn’t.

The first Marvel’s Avengers War Table has recently concluded and we finally know a ton of details about the game, ranging from the story to gameplay footage that we’ve all been waiting for so long, even the reveal of the first villain!

You can view the whole presentation here:

Story Details

In the aftermath of A-Day, the Avengers have turned San Francisco into a quarantine zone, resulting in a movement to shut them down. Sensing opportunity, AIM, founded by George Tarleton, catches the public attention as they promise to find a cure and use technology to turn the people against the superpowered menace.

Tarleton’s obsession causes him to become a mental organism designed only for killing, better known as M.O.D.O.K. Alongside AIM, they are poised to be the most technologically advanced foe that the Avengers have faced.

You initially take control of Kamala Khan, an Avengers fangirl who has discovered the plot to discredit the Avengers, and will now go on a quest to assemble the team once again.

Gameplay and Customization

The Avengers War Table revealed new gameplay that takes us through a quest entitled “Once an Avenger”, a Hero mission, which is a single player campaign mission that focuses on a particular character. The clip showcases a long running battle atop the Chimera that features Thor thoroughly wrecking every enemy in his path using a variety of moves. Initial impressions on the gameplay seem to be fast-paced and fluid while variety of enemies seem to be a bit limited. Granted, this is pre-alpha footage, so improvements could have been made already.

A combination of attacks can be made through variations of light and heavy button presses, and Thor offers versatility as he can take on enemies in the air at distance using the “Manual Targeting” skill, or on the ground within striking range utilizing the trademark “Hammer Spin”. Stunning an enemy by maxing out their stun meter will allow heroes to perform a team finisher, dealing massive damage.

Each character can also utilize what’s called “Heroic Moves” that can be broken down into Assault, Ultimate, or Support. Black Widow’s Assault is “Widow’s Bite”, which is an electro-shock projectile move. Thor’s Support move is called “Warrior’s Fury”, which grants temporary invincibility to nearby allies. Thor’s Ultimate channels the power of the Bifrost to deal massive damage and clear unbreakable shields. These are just some of the ultimate abilities of the Avengers and utilizing them in synergy with your team will be key to taking on the tougher foes.

Character customization is the main draw of the game, offering options on skills, gear, perks, artifacts, and much more. Gear, for instance, have multiple rarities and each piece will have perks that are randomized to provide another layer of customization. Some perks can cause damage types like plasma or gamma while others can cause status effects.

There are also multiple outfits and emotes that you can equip your heroes with to further personalize your character. You can earn outfits through completing story missions or by purchasing them from the cosmetic vendor named Chastity McBride. These outfits are very recognizable to fans of the Avengers and will be based on various comic books and appearances like the Iron Man’s suit from the 2014 Original Sin storyline or the “Donald Blake” suit for Thor which first appeared in 1962.

Co-op and War Zones

War Zones allow up to 4 players or solo (with AI) and will offer missions that are grounded in the story which will be given by Jarvis, Maria Hill, and others. Matchmaking is available for this mode and will feature a variety of objective based missions and multiple boss fights that will offer great rewards.

Over the course of the game, you will also be rebuilding the Chimera or your helicarrier, which will serve as your base of operations.

Factions are also available in game, which will allow access to specific gear, vendors, and items based on your faction reputation.

A ton of details have been revealed and this is just the first of many War Tables to come from the Crystal Dynamics team. We’ll be hearing more from them in the following weeks and months leading to launch but for now, there’s plenty to digest and take in!

Marvel’s Avengers is scheduled to release on September 4, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

If there’s a title that a lot of PlayStation 5 fans are looking forward to come the holidays, one of them is surely Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Tagged as a standalone game, the upcoming title will allow players to take control of Miles as he takes the lead in his own adventure.

As this is his own story, Miles too has his own unique abilities that sets him apart from Spider-Man and fans will be glad to know that the game has taken that into account.

The official Insomniac Games Twitter account had this to say about some of the abilities players can expect with the upcoming Miles Morales game:

In particular, Insomniac says that players will have the ability to use Miles’s “bio-electric venom blast attacks and covert camouflage power”, of course along with his usual agility based skills. There are no details about how these abilities will be implemented in the game but it could be interesting to note how the DualSense controller will play a role on how immersive the experience will be for players.

It was also previously mentioned that the game will take full advantage of the PS5 hardware and will show off near-instant loading, ray-tracing, 3D audio and more. While it may be similar to the original game everyone loved and enjoyed back when it launched in 2018, expect a fully upgraded experience worthy of the next generation.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is scheduled to make its debut in the Holiday of 2020 for the PlayStation 5.